Blog

Welcome to my Blog page, here you’ll find all that interests me and things that inspire me! Sitting in the sunshine on my lap top in the garden is a lovely way to work and isn’t the sunshine an inspiration in itself?

Loving the great weather, feeling happy (sunrays are doing their work eh?) and still loving retro and vintage. I’ll be letting you in on some of my finds and trips to indulge in vintage goodies. I actually found a fabulous local shop just recently and even though it has been there for years I haven’t had the chance to browse it’s treasures yet so I’ll be telling you all about that trip some time soon.

Aladdin’s cave springs to mind!!!!

Las Vegas

Ever thought about what happens to the iconic yet unwanted neon signs from Sin City? Well, we soon found out! Having just come home from Las Vegas and still reeling from the bright lights and crazy goings on there is one thing we will never forget, a trip to the Neon...

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Hop, Skip & A Jump

Isn’t it too true that sometimes you don’t realise what’s on your doorstep? I live in North Shields, I know that we’ve got a working fishing harbour (I’ve known that all my life). I know that round the corner from the harbour is a tiny beach. But how many times have I...

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Rooting around

Well I’m unsure if it's my age or my tastes changing but I’m really loving ‘rooting around’. It’s probably the smell of a bargain encouraging me to do it so much. I’m now not only rooting around in shops, charity shops and on-line for bargains I’ve moved onto rooting...

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San Francisco

Ever been in jail? Yes, I have actually, but not in the way you might think. I was lucky enough to be visiting the bay of San Francisco earlier this year and just couldn't pass on the opportunity to visit one of the most well known prisons in the world, Alcatraz!...

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My new ‘Love’ Collection

Well, Valentine’s Day is approaching and we have been thinking about it since just after Christmas I’m sad to say. Don’t get me wrong, not on a personal level, like being sloppy no, no, no! Purely business reasons of course. So we’ve introduced some lovely vintage...

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Beautiful Bunting!

So! I was looking around the fabric shop for some felt to make felt hearts (as you do) and waiting for me on the counter was this fabulous fabric. I say it was waiting for me because the guys in the shop had just unpacked it from a delivery and hadn’t had the chance...

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Tynemouth Market

Well, we’ve had a stall at the market for a couple of months now! We’re planning on attending every other week, Sundays only as they have got such a better ‘shabby vintage chic’ vibe in comparison to Saturdays. We’ve met some really lovely people, stall holders and...

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My new ‘Favourite Shop’

OMG!!! I can hardly believe the sights I found before my very eyes when I visited the long awaited for 'Aladdin's Cave' of a shop today. You know when you're not quite sure which way to turn when you're surrounded by things on top of things??? Well, that's how I felt...

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One Off Pieces

I am very excited to be able to offer a range of frames which are made as one off items. Every piece is uniquely made and unable to be repeated exactly. Your purchase will therefore be a unique one off piece. The frames I use for these original pieces are of excellent...

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All Things Fragrant

I’ve just been to the most beautiful wedding .My friend Rachel and her beau, James got married on Friday in the bride’s family church in Belfast. Whilst sitting in the quiet church awaiting the brides arrival I had time for a few moments of life contemplation. You...

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OMG!

Just spent the afternoon in total indulgence………been on a visit to the beautiful country village of Corbridge in Northumberland. What a lovely drive out on a beautiful British sunny day, with the car windows open, shades on and Emilee Sande for company on my ipod. Was...

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Grey is the New Black!

So! Do you know what the new black is? Grey!!!!! Please don't scream, I am in love with grey, have been for a while now. Grey marl, dark grey, petrol grey, polished pebble, elephants breath.......in fact...any shade of grey, fifty shades of grey even!!!!! My new...

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New Vintage Art Blog

Writing a blog for my new Vintage Art business is a little daunting! I am so excited about launching this business that I almost have to pinch myself. Little old me, a web site of my own!!!! Really? But then again, why the hell not? So, where did it all start? Well,...

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